THE ROVER by Aphra Behn


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THE ROVER by Aphra Behn


Carnival time in The Rover is a period when prohibitions are temporarily removed, privileges and rank suspended, and women – from convent girls to courtesans – take the initiative. Featuring multiple plot lines, which deal with the adventures of a group of love-struck Englishmen in Naples, Aphra Behn’s play explores issues of love, trickery and deception, forced marriage, male power, fidelity, and the excesses of sexual passion. Hers is a male-dominated society, but one with a clear-sighted portrayal of the female predicament. The play is widely taught on A Level courses as well as on undergraduate literature and women’s writing courses. First performed in 1677.

Published by Nick Hern Books in their Drama Classics series.

126 pages

Very good condition

Weight 0.190 kg